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Date: Call (612) 360-2484 for upcoming dates
Course Number: CE 0044
Course Name: Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation Training
Contact Hours: 12.0
CEUs: 1.2
Location: Call (612) 360-2484 for details
Prerequisite(s): None
Course Type: Lecture, discussion and hands-on

Course Description:

This course is for beginning or refining the student’s skills in nitrous oxide administration. This practical course will give the student the capacity to reduce patient anxiety and fear in the dental office. The student will administer and manage three (3) patients with nitrous oxide. All equipment and materials are provided, including a valuable text for your reference in the dental office.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply the scientific rationale for the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen in managing pain.
  2. Learn the procedure necessary to safely and effectively administer nitrous oxide/oxygen.
  3. Differentiate between the advantages and disadvantages of nitrous oxide.
  4. Explain and demonstrate the indications and contraindications for the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia.
  5. Provide a hands-on administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen for three (3) patients.

Required Texts or other supplemental materials (Please include ISBN number):

Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation [Paperback]; Morris S. Clark, DDS, FACD and Ann Brunick, RDH, MS; Mosby; 3 edition (October 9, 2007); ISBN-10: 0323048277; ISBN-13: 978-0323048279; approximate price: $45.75


Pass/fail. The student will receive a certificate upon completion of coursework.

TOPICAL Outline:

Day 1

8–10 a.m.                                 Lecture and discussion

10:15–10:30 a.m.                      Break

10:30 a.m. to 1230 p.m.            Lab

                                                Demonstration of administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen

                                                Administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen by student on patient 1

12:30–1 p.m.                            Lunch

1–4:30 p.m.                              Lab

                                                Administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen by student on patient 2

                                                Administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen by student on patient 3

Day 2

9 a.m.–noon                              Lecture and discussion

Noon–1 p.m.                             Review of materials/exam



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